The Milford Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection and preservation of natural resources in the Town. The seven members of the commission are appointed by the Selectmen to serve for a three-year term.
The Commission administers, and is guided by, the Wetland Protection Act (MGL, Ch. 131, s40) and the Rivers Protection Act (Ch. 258 of the Acts of 1996). Any land-disturbing activity within the resource areas protected by these acts requires an application to the Conservation Commission with either a Notice of Intent or a Request for Determination of Applicability.
The Commission also devoted its time and resources to promoting the use and enjoyment of the Town's natural resources and was instrumental in the development of the Upper Charles Trail. In addition, each spring, the Commission stocks Louisa Lake with trout for the fishing enjoyment of the community.